Latest to Use GIS to Get the Public Involved: FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation now hosts a map of unidentified bank robbery suspects. It uses geotagged security camera photos of bank robbery suspects and includes their nicknames for easier searching. While articles I read called the map a "Google Map" in fact it uses OpenLayers and you can choose between Google base maps and OpenStreetMap.

OpenLayers OSM FBI Bank Robber Map

In the context of recent mapping efforts, the FBI made a statement arguing the map helps protect local residents from gun violence. There's supposed to be a way for citizens to provide tips via the map/interface but I could not find it.

- Fast Company

Published Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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